Bristol Motor Speedway Sets Max Participant Numbers in Each of Six Categories for Short Track U.S. NationalsScott Menlen
BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 9, 2017) – Due to extremely high interest within the short track racing community, Bristol Motor Speedway officials announced today that each of the six categories scheduled to compete in the inaugural Short Track U.S. Nationals presented by Vore’s Welding, May 19-21, will be capped with a max number of participants.
The highly-anticipated signature event will showcase the world’s best short track racers competing for the first time on the high-banks of the World’s Fastest Half-Mile, one of the most famous short tracks in the world.
More than 500 race cars split among the six classes will be in competition during the three-day event, with the participation limits set at 80 entries each for Super Late Model, Pro/Crate Late Model and Modified, 60 for Late Model Stock and 110 each for Street Stock and Compact.
“The response from the short track racing community has been impressive for the inaugural Short Track U.S. Nationals,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager, Bristol Motor Speedway. “At Bristol we always strive to exceed expectations and with that in mind, we feel like keeping each class at a manageable number of participants will ensure a quality experience for the competitors and fans and give our competition staff the appropriate amount of time to run all six categories.”
All entries for the event need to be submitted to the respective sanctioning body by the deadline date of March 24, and entry lists will be published on March 27. Below are the categories and their allocated number of participants, along with links to the corresponding entry forms and race entry guidelines:
Super Late Model – 80
Super Late Model Entry Form:
Pro/Crate Late Model – 80
Pro Late Model/JEGS Tour Entry Form:
Late Model Stock – 60
Late Model Stock Entry Form:
Modified – 80
Modified Entry Form:
Street Stock – 110
Street Stock Entry Form:
Compact – 110
Compact Entry Info:
Additional details for the Super Late Models can be found at www.cra-racing.com, www.southernsuperseries.com or www.carsracingtour.com. Information on the Late Model Stocks can be found at www.carsracingtour.com, while information for Pro Late Model/JEGS Tour race and the Street Stock portion of the show can be found at www.cra-racing.com.
For all additional questions, below is contact information for each sanctioning body:
Super Late Model: CRA, 812-883-0455 CARS, 704-662-9212 SSS, 850-944-8400
JEGS/Pro Late Model: 812-883-0455
Late Model Stock: 704-662-9212
Street Stock: 812-883-0455
About Bristol Motor Speedway
Forged amid the scenic mountains of Northeast Tennessee near the Virginia state line, Bristol Motor Speedway is The Last Great Colosseum, a versatile multi-use venue that hosts major auto races, football games, concerts and many other captivating events. The facility features a 0.533-mile concrete oval race track with 28-degree corner banking and 650-feet straightaways that offers racing in several NASCAR touring series, highlighted by two major NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends. While at the track, fans are offered a unique viewing experience courtesy of Colossus, the world’s largest outdoor center-hung four-sided video screen with a 540,000-watt audio system. The adjacent quarter-mile dragstrip, Bristol Dragway, offers more than 70 events annually, including the marquee NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Three football games have kicked-off inside the oval, most notably the 2016 Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol, where border rivals the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech met before an NCAA-record crowd of 156,990. In existence since 1961, Bristol Motor Speedway was purchased in 1996 by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a publicly traded company that is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, please visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.